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Today's Sports

  • Rockwood, Sunbright split games

    BThe Rockwood Tigers and Coalfield Yellow Jackets had themselves a series split on day two of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic. The Coalfield Yellow Jackets may not have had as high of an output as the previous day against North Greene, but it was enough to eke out a 45-38 defensive duel against the Tigers. Rockwood;however, the Lady Tigers gained their revenge as they outlasted the Coalfield Lady Jackets by a 52-44 tally.

  • Kingston notches two more...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Kingston basketball teams won two more games in the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic Thursday night, as the Yellow Jackets defeated Clarkrange 47-28 and the Lady Jackets beat Oakdale 49-40.
    Kingston 47, Clarkrange 28: Yellow Jacket fans were all smiles on Thursday as Kingston continued their dominant run in the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic by defeating the Clarkrange Buffaloes, 47-28.

  • Kingston notches two impressive...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Kingston basketball teams rolled to two victories in the opening round of the Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament Wednesday afternoon at Harriman Middle School, as the Yellow Jacakets defeated McMinn Central 48-28 and the Lady Jackets prevailed 48-41 over Jackson County.
    Kingston 48, McMinn Central 28: A quick 12-3 start set the pace early for the Jackets. McMinn made a run of their own to cut the Kingston lead to 14-11 at the end of the first quarter. Tyler Thurman poured in eight points in the frame.

  • Harriman extends winning streak...

    The Harriman basketball teams opened the annual Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament by playing three games Wednesday evening, with the Blue Devils beating Olliver Springs 69-31 and Rhea County 74-57 to extend their winning streak to 11 games, while the Lady Devils lost to region foe Sunbright 35-29.
    Harriman 69, Oliver Springs 31: The Blue Devils took control of the game early and kept things rolling throughout the contest, as the Blue Devils defeated the Bobcats for their first win of the night.

  • Midway is swamped by Sweetwater...

    The boys from “South Of the River,”  the Midway Green Wave, ran into a ferocious pack of Sweetwater Wildcats on day one of the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic, falling by a 77-54 margin on Wednesday afternoon.
    Sweetwater started the game on a 15-3 tear before closing out the first period up 24-10 on the Green Wave. Brett Spurgeon (7 points) led the Wildcats in opening period scoring.

  • Lady Tigers defeat Lookout...

    By Michael Lindsay
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Rockwood Lady Tigers started out their run in the Jim Cordell Christmas Classic in strong fashion by defeating Lookout Valley 49-37.
    "We grew a little tonight and played through some adversity tonight, as we had a couple of players out with injuries," said Coach Amy Breazeale.
    A balanced attack in the first quarter put the Lady Tigers ahead 17-10 in the end of the frame.
    Lexie Hill, Camryn Evans, Megan Monday and Karlee Bowling each found the scoreboard for Rockwood.

  • Thompson scores season-high 29...

    "We played well defensively tonight. Matt Thompson saved us tonight," said Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa after his team defeated the Oneida Indians 56-46 Wednesday evening in the Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament at Harriman Middle School for their second straight victory.
    Thompson led Rockwood with a season-high 29 points with five rebounds. Ryan McCain added seven points with three rebounds, while Nate Brackett chipped in seven points.

  • Cordell Christmas Tournament...

    With Christmas over and New Years just a few days away, that means basketball will take center stage, as the annual Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament goes on through Friday at both Harriman High School and Harriman Middle School. Action starts this morning at 10 a.m. at HHS and at 11:30 a.m. at HMS.
    Teams from Harriman, Kingston, Midway, Oliver Springs and Rockwood will join teams from Morgan and surrounding counties in the tournament.
    The OS Lady Bobcats are playing in a tournament in Destin, Fla., while the Midway Lady Waves are playing only one game.

  • Tapp leads 2016 All-County...

    I am proud to announce the 2016 All-County football team. I want to think Coaches Travis Tapp (Harriman), Larry Green (Oliver Springs), John Webb (Rockwood), Brian Pankey (Kingston) and Ryen Minton (Midway) for nominating players for the team. There was also imput from Goose Lindsay and Jace Greene.
    Tapp was tabbed as Coach of the Year after guiding the Blue Devils to a fourth-place finish in Region 2-1A with a 3-3 record and a 7-4 overall record, including a loss at Cloudland in the opening round of the  Class A playoffs.

  • Jim Cordell Christmas Tournament...

    Harriman will be a hotbed of basketball action this week. A total of 45 games will be played in three days at Harriman High School and Harriman Middle School as part of the 2016 Jim Cordell Christmas Classic.
    The classic has been a staple at Harriman High School for years, but this year's is the biggest. For years the classic has been held at Harriman High school with a total of 24 games being played, but by adding Harriman Middle School's gymnasium the field has nearly doubled. A total of 29 teams, 15 boys and 14 girls, will be participating.